This program will be offered online!

This program has been converted to an online course: VTBMS 1200 Veterinary Medicine: Science and Practice.

Featuring the same faculty and rigorous Cornell education as the on-campus version, this three-credit course will run June 22–July 10, 2020.

To enroll, review the course description, read about online courses and follow the registration steps.

Please contact us if you have questions.

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Explore what it's like to be a veterinarian

During this hands-on program, offered at Cornell's top-ranked College of Veterinary Medicine, you'll learn about the work of veterinarians who specialize in companion animals

You'll study the anatomy and physiology of cats, dogs, and other domestic animals and discuss how these subjects apply to small animal veterinary practice.

You'll attend lectures in the morning and participate in laboratory activities in the afternoon, focusing on practicing skills and utilizing equipment.

By the end of the program, you'll understand a great deal about the subjects of anatomy and physiology as they relate to common veterinary medical practice, and you will have gained insight into the nature and scope of the work of a small animal veterinarian.